Briefly describe the characteristics of a fungus and a fungal infection.

Briefly describe the characteristics of a fungus and a fungal infection.

1. Briefly describe the characteristics of a fungus and a fungal infection.

2. Develop medications cards for systemic and topical antifungal medications.  For each type of antifungal, include common medications in the classification, therapeutic actions, indications, pharmacokinetics, contraindications, common adverse reactions, and important drug-drug interactions.

3. There are a variety of prescription and OTC topical medications used for antifungal infections.  Discuss five topical antifungal medications: indicate what they are used for and if available per prescription or OTC. Develop nursing considerations applicable to the topical antifungal medications and include rationales for each nursing consideration.